Events & News

Park Library now at Marlin & Maddux parks.  

Thank you St Mark!

Letter from Nathan Chan —

Dear St. Mark Parishioners, I am overwhelmed with emotions as I am writing this message to you. A month ago, I announced my Eagle Scout Project and asked your support for my book drive. Today I’m very excited to share with you that my project has been completed. You have helped to turn my vision into reality!

I want to thank each and every one of you who have contributed to the success of this project.  From the moment I put my letter in Flocknote, all of you responded enthusiastically. Each week when I came to church, the two black bins were always full. Some of you even went out of your way and purchased brand new popular children’s books for the libraries.

We’ve collected a total of 8 bins of books and some toys too, which I will donate to Toys for Tots or similar organizations during the holidays.

Thank you again for embracing my Eagle Scout project. I wouldn’t have done it without you. Your generosity and support truly lifted my spirit and touched my heart. My family and I are grateful to be a part of the St. Mark community. May God bless you abundantly!


An adult wanting to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation?
Virtual Classes Available!

October 15 & 16, 2021

Cost: 60

Confirmation is at St. Mary’s Cathedral:  5:30 pm Liturgy, November 20, 2021

Are you an adult 17 years of age or older who wants to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation?  Join us for our virtual confirmation classes on Friday October 15th at 6:00 PM-8:30 PM, and Saturday October 16th from 10:00 AM-4:00 PM.  Classes are offered in both English and Spanish.

To enroll in this virtual confirmation class within the Archdiocese of San Francisco, reach out to your local parish and bring this form ( virtual-adult-confirmation-classes-2021-pg.-2 ) with you and have it signed.  Then mail it to the Office of Faith Formation at One Peter Yorke Way San Francisco CA 94109 with a check for $60.

Contact:  Sr. Celeste Arbuckle”

Catholic San Francisco Magazine

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Contact:  Valerie Schmalz | | 415-614-5571

40 Days for Life Kicks off in September

Beginning September 22 to October 31
Sign up for vigil hours at
For more information contact


Contact:   Maria Martinez-Mont |415-614-5533 |

Respect Life Webinar Series in October
Tuesday, October 5, 12 & 19, 12:30 p.m.

Maria Martinez-Mont, Respect Life & Gabriel Project Coordinator |
Office of Human Life & Dignity | 415-614-5533  | 

During the month of October the church asks us to reflect more deeply on the dignity of every human life. For this reason, the Office of Human Life & Dignity, wants to help bring awareness to an important study and its findings during this month. Join us for a series of 3 webinars that address the findings of this study. Conveniently planned during lunch time so people can take a break from work and watch! Click here to register.

St. Mary’s Cathedral Sunday
“Musical Meditations” Live-stream”

St. Mary’s Cathedral YouTube

  • Upcoming LIVE and Live-streamed

    Sunday, October 17, 4:00pm: Laurent Jochum, Organ.

  • Sunday, October 24, 4:00pm: Kathy McKee, Alto; Colby Roberts, Tenor; Jin Kyung Lim, Organ.
  • Sunday, October 31, 4:00pm: Hope Briggs, Soprano, with Kevin Navarro, Piano

Mission Dolores Basilica 
Ninth Season of the Second Sunday Recital Series
All recitals are at 4 p.m. and will be simultaneously live-streamed via

Free admission.  Suggested donation $10
COVID mask protocols will be observed.

November 14 – Katya Kolesnikova, organ
December 12 – Angela Kraft Cross, organ

Contact:  Jerome Lenk, Director of Music | 415-621-8203 x20 | |
More info about Mission Dolores on the website:

Mental Health First Aid: 
Four Tips to Manage Burnout

Richard Collyer, Archdiocesan Mental Health Ministry      415-614-5593
According to the American Institute of Stress, nearly 83 percent of American workers experience work-related stress across the country. This stress causes approximately 1 million employees to miss work every day and can lead to drops in productivity. If left untreated, it can even lead to symptoms of depression and anxiety. This is why it’s vital that you recognize how you are feeling and take time to protect your mental health with self-care. Self-care is an important tool to help manage symptoms of burnout and regain physical, spiritual, mental and emotional balance. Gain information and support by reading “Four Tips to Help Manage Burnoutat